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RAX200 +EAX80 Extender problems : 5ghz wifi drops to 54 MB and old security protocol and disconnects

EAX80 Extender problems : 5ghz wifi drops to 54 MB and old security protocol and disconnects

Have A RAX200 and an EAX80 extender. Firmware V1.0.0.36_1.0.1 (latest u/g)

 

After installation the EAX80 works ok. I have 2 SSIDs one on 2.4 Ghz and one on 5 GHz on Ch 100 with WPA2 encryption on both wifis. Smart connect is off. One Wifi Name is on. Linkspeed from pc is 1300mbps when connected using netgear A7000 adapter, and things work well.

 

However, when I then change the EAX80's IP from dynamic från the RAX200's DHCP beacause I think it is conventient to have fixed IPs for the backbone infrastructure components in my network...., to a fixed IP address for the EAX80, the EAX80 goes totally crazy:

 

1. the 5 ghz wifi starts to drop by itself, and comes and goes...

2. when it shows up and I connect to it, it backs down to link speed 54mpbs

3. sometimes when connecting the pc reports the network supports only an old pks standard...

 

I do a new smart setup of the EAX80 and it is then back to ok. I try to change its IP to fixed again, and the same problems happens again. I.e. reproducable....

 

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Re: RAX200 +EAX80 Extender problems : 5ghz wifi drops to 54 MB and old security protocol and disconn

I have the RAX80 paired with the EAX80. I'm having the same exact issues as you with the EAX80. I turned it off and am using the EX8000 tri-band mesh extender instead for now until Netgear fixes the EAX80 issues. It's terrible.

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I'm having the same exact problem. What's the fix?  Is NetGear addressing this issue?  

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Netgear is updating the fw. I have now their fifth beta since i reported. I am on L2 support. They seem focused to solve the problem.
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